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The Ministry of National Security has refuted claims that, its operatives have unduly arrested and detained a freelance journalist, Sacut Amenga-Etegu.

This follows a reports on social media that the freelance journalist has been unduly arrested at a court premises.

According to the reports, the journalist was arrested after he had gone to follow up on a case of extortion levelled against some operatives of the National Security.

Reacting to the reports in a statement issued on Sunday, 27 February 2022, the Ministry noted that: “The journalist was arrested based on an order of a court for filming and/or videoing the court’s proceedings without authority.”

According to the statement, “the journalist was remanded by the same court to reappear on 14 March.”

It, therefore, urged the general public to “disregard the content of the false publication in circulation on social media.”

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